Of course this is not, nor has it ever been about healthcare. The adults in the nation know this. If it were about healthcare and the plan devised were a good one, Obama & Congress would not have exempted themselves from it.
Pretty basic stuff.
But, for those supporting this new concept that the American government somehow has the ability to tell us what to do, a question:
Given that all recent FBI crime stats show that the higher numbers of citizens in a community who legally can carry a concealed weapon, the lower the rate of violent crime, that we ALL live in or travel to a community somewhere on some occasion, and that all of us pay the cost of violent crime in higher taxes, less security, etc.: Suppose a president and congress passed legislation REQUIRING everyone to buy a handgun? Same arguments apply: General Welfare. Necessary and Proper. Interstate Commerce. Lower the costs to society.
What, exactly, would be your response to that? It is a perfectly logical substitution test, substituting a handgun for healthcare in the debate – lower cost to society, everyone is in the public square at one time or another, etc., etc.
Somehow one thinks that those demanding I pay their healthcare bill at the cost of my freedom, that the government for the first time EVER is extra-Constitutionally allowed to TELL ME WHAT TO BUY AND FROM WHOM, would somehow have a problem with the exact same procedure used for the exact same result – the government demanding we buy something to lower the overall costs to society of not having it.
And, if you do NOT support the government forcing me to buy a handgun, how do you support the government forcing me to buy their version of healthcare?
Better – once you have established that the government CAN tell me what to buy, what are you going to do when a future president tells you you MUST buy a handgun?
Best – if you want to live in a dictatorship in which the government tells you what to do, go live in one – there are several around the planet. They all are poorer than we, and that is not a coincidence. Why on earth do you demand these policies that ALWAYS, EVERYWHERE, in EVERY culture and geography and place and time result in LOWER LIVING STANDARDS AND LESS FREEDOM?
See what 50+ years of union-based mal-education can do to a country?
If SCOTUS does not overturn this unconstitutional monstrosity, it’s time to secede from the union, and for the same reason the Founders seceded from Britain. It will be time to alter or abolish this over-reaching dictatorial tyranny the Left has turned the US into.
I want a free future for my kids. The Left doesn’t care about that future – at all. As the Blue model dissolves around them, let them pay the price – not those of us already aware that the Left is living in – and demanding we join them – in a poorer past.